Between June 7th - September 30th, 2018 Kabuso presents:
«Broderte Pikslar» (Embroidered pixels) by Kristin Lindberg. The
artwork consists of 26 hand-embroidered squares, 40 cm x 40 cm, and
is mounted in the foyer.
The textiles are embroidered in cooperation with a group of
women in Sri Lanka. Lindberg has since 2014 been working together
with the women on the production of some of her large, embroidered
artwork. Lindberg discovered early that they shared the same
embroidery technique. What we know from the Norwegian tradition,
Selburosa, is also part of the custom at Sri Lanka. There the
design is called eight-leaf lotus and is part of traditional
patterns. For Lindberg, this collaboration has become very
rewarding, for as she say: I get to work with art and at the same
time pay ten women who can feed their family.
In the installation «Embroidered Pixels», Lindberg seeks to
minimize the means to a few types of stitches, embroidered on three
different coloured textiles. The different layers of colour shine
through the dense embroidered surface, which adds to the monochrome
surfaces subtle plays of colour. The fact that various people
embroider the squares also gives them manifold appearance, with
surprisingly large variations.
Lindberg was born in 1950 in Oslo, and graduated from the Oslo
Academy of Fine Arts in 1973. She works mainly with textile but
also with various techniques like photo and installation, and has
been characterized as a renewer of the Norwegian «Åkle»
the artist website here!